Do not marry a politician and other kitchen table things.

For Catapult, I wrote about our mothers, the terrible marriages they are in and the things they tell us bout surviving those marriages.

“I wondered if part of surviving your husband’s betrayal is assuming that of all the women, you had to have been the smartest; you had to have been the one he was most honest with when it came to money; that you’re the one he chose to be his undignified widow. I wondered if part of surviving marriages with men is believing, against all evidence, that they chose you when it mattered.”

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